Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
First and foremost I'm a proud Australian! In Brisbane I got myself
a PhD in diabetes research and drawing circles then lived for two
two years in San Diego doing postdoctoral research in neuroscience.
I'm not a fan of pretentious people, so I'm going to reveal a
secret.... neuroscience isn't as nearly as fancy as it
I moved to Mountain View 2013 for an engineering job at Google,
which was a very exciting career change for me and gives me a
better chance to change the world.
My parents are environmental scientists and I grew up in rural
Australia as a shy boy who liked catching animals. I'll always keep
those small-town, old-fashion values but life is too short to be
shy anymore. Friends describe me as funny, laid-back and a
gentleman. If I had just three words to choose myself I'd go with
honest, playful and affectionate - the rest you'd have to figure
I have many passions, but up the top of the list are:
nature(bush-walking/hiking, camping and spotlighting), sport
(soccer, touch football and tennis), music, travelling, trying new
things, writing online articles (how many you'll never guess), art,
comedy and.... wait for it... dancing. I’m good enough at Latin
dance that I can teach a girl the basics of salsa in ten minutes
flat, but I’m certainly no professional and frankly I don’t really
want to be - I go for exercise and the love of music. :)
I'm also a very neat and organized person who's very excited to
live in my own apartment facing a koi pond and I'm thrilled that I
can finally use my weekends to have fun and explore this place! I
already have a few favorite hiking trails you should ask me about!
What I’m doing with my life
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I actually never imagined I'd end up working for Google, but I'm so
glad that I did! My original goal was to become a lecturer, and I
had various dreams and aspirations inside academia after finishing
my PhD, but my old job (academia) was way underpaid!
Life throws at you things you don't expect, but my company provides
such a generous and amazing workplace, I could imagine myself for
them for a very long time! What's cooler still is that I work on
and it inspires me constantly to
although first I'll have to clock up some vacation days.
So far I've been throughout South East Asia
, to a small
amount of Europe
, four countries in Africa
favorite so far!), Canada
, New Zealand
and the a
few other random places I won't list..... but not China or Japan!
I've been to ten state in America but almost all on the eastern
side, so one of these day I really want to visit the Everglades in
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
In a world were more and more people seem to have no time, one
thing I thing I feel I'm good at is keeping in touch with and
sometimes doing something special for the people I care about. I
think I'm pretty good at making the people I love feel special but
hey - why don't you try don't you meet me then you can decide what
else I'm good at! :-P
The first things people usually notice about me
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The first thing people notice is that I'm
I'd like to think older people also notice that I smile a lot and
am very easy to approach and talk to. My
personality is very laid back and it's in my
nature to always want to keep the people around me happy. I like to
laugh a lot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I have pretty eclectic tastes. I like
, ambient techno
- everything I
guess. Some of my favorite mainstream artists are Coldplay
, Robbie Williams
, Phil Collins
Don't judge me on that last one!..... I just really like stuff I
can dance to.
Love movies too!!! My favorite was the
emotional roller-coaster "Lassy goes to the park
A few others: "The Avengers
" (for action),
" (for comedy), "The Shaw shank
" (as something serious) and "Love Actually
TV: Modern family
, 30 rock
, New girl
, Monty python
I read lots of non-fiction as a kid, but if
I have time nowadays I prefer reading books on physiology.
Discussing that kind of stuff is always fun.
Not fussy, but I do miss a good meat pie.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
> Hugs - there's nothing better than a good hug
with a friend, or cuddle with someone special. ;-)
> Friends - as a new person in town, most of
friends are in San Diego and Australia, but when a friend is in
trouble I still try helping out however I can.
> Music and dancing - I don't dance every day,
nor do I listen to music constantly, but if either went missing
from life I think the world would become fairly gray.
> My car - there was a long period as poor PhD
student and postdoc when I managed without a car.... but I swear
I'm never giving up that independence again!
> Interwebs - I'm not big on computer games,
but email and the internet is my livelihood! The web is how I
connect with my friends and family back home! I can survive a month
without it if I'm on holidays, but any more and I'd have some
> Mental stimulation - I may have a "dr" in
front of my name, but that the more you know, the more you know you
don't know. Being mentally stimulated by conversation, humor and
day-to-day challenges is what kepts our engines running. That and
food perhaps. :-P
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Keen to go dancing! Unfortunately Thursday is when I go to
Alberto's night club, because it's too crowded for me on Fridays.
I'm still getting settled in, but I anticipate that Friday I'll try
and do whatever seems fun... unless it was a stressful week - then
I'll just relax with a movie and wait for Saturday to roll in. :)
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